The Washington Capitals lost their must-win game, ending their season with a 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins, losing the series 4-1.
If this ever seemed close, that was just a mirage.
The Washington Capitals were pathetic in Game Four, hardly putting up a fight as the Boston Bruins steamrolled their way to a daunting series lead.
Marchand and Pastrnak scored power-play goals in the second and third periods, respectively. Scant seconds after Pasta’s goal, Charlie Coyle finished off a big rush goal after a Brenden Dillon turnover. Alex Ovechkin scored a bit later, and that was nice, but then Matt Grzelcyk shot back with their third power-play goal of the night.
Caps lose. Bruins lead the series 3-1.
A ragged Washington Capitals team shipped up to Boston for yet another playoff game against the Bruins that needed longer than an hour to decide.
After a first period without goals, scoring began as all scoring should, off the stick of Alex Ovechkin. Taylor Hall replied less than a minute later, beating goalie Ilya Samsonov by roofing it from up close. Before the period was up, the great Nic Dowd gave Washington the lead.
On a power play, Brad Marchand tied the game with eight minutes left in regulation, once again delivering us all to overtime. The first overtime period found the Bruins getting most of the puck time, with Samsonov keeping the Caps in it until intermission.
In double OT, Schultz and Samsonov goofed up behind the goal line, blowing it.
Caps lose. Bruins lead the series 2-1.
The Washington Capitals played a taut and tense game against the Boston Bruins on Monday night. Trading goals early before the goalies zeroed in, Washington’s depth showed up big, but the team squandered the lead and let Boston win in yet another overtime decision.
The Bruins struck first as Jake DeBrusk exploited a goof-up by Dillon and Anderson. TJ Oshie got a touch on an Ovi shot to tie the score 90 seconds later. Boston’s top line finally got on the board off Bergeron’s stick, but Hathaway tipped Oshie’s shot to keep the game tied after twenty minutes.
After a scoreless second period, Garnet Hathaway scored his second of the game, a rush goal set up by Orlov, to give the Caps a lead that last until the final two minutes of regulation, when Taylor Hall whacked the puck past Anderson.
Marchand won it a minute into overtime.
Caps lose. The series is tied 1-1.
The playoffs began as the playoffs were destined to begin: with a goal by North America’s sweetheart, Tom Wilson. Jake DeBrusk returned fire for Boston, with Vitek Vanecek injuring himself on the play.
Brenden Dillon scored in the second period with Alex Ovechkin running flak in front of Boston goalie Tuukka Rask. Nick Ritchie restored the tie on a power play before the second intermission.
An intense third period gave us no goals, which meant playoff overtime!
why watch overtime playoff hockey when you can simply snort cocaine and ride a motorcycle out of a helicopter
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Nic Dowd won it early in overtime, tipping in TJ Oshie’s shot! Caps win!
Caps lead the series 1-0.
The Washington Capitals and a bunch of dudes resembling the Boston Bruins played a game that mattered just as much as a preseason game. All we want from one of these is no further injuries and maybe some good feelings going into the series against these same Bruins.
Nothing in the first. Curtis Lazar against the run of play put the Bruins in the lead. Carl Hagelin tied things up, chipping home a loose puck.
Michael Raffl from an impossible angle with three seconds left in regulation.
Caps beat Bruins 2-1!
The Washington Capitals are falling apart. Hi, this is an injury report what thinks it is to be a game recap. The Caps won, but lost first place.
No one scored until Scott Laughton did. Then, with forty seconds left in rego time, birthday boy Lars Eller tied it up to force overtime, where short king Conor Sheary won it.
The Washington Capitals have returned home for the final three games of the regular season and will kick things off with two in a row against the Philadelphia Flyers to wrap that season series up. The Caps looked to make it six in a row against Philly.
Joel Farabee banked the puck in off Vitek Vanecek at the end of a scramble to give the Flyers an early lead. Daniel Sprong sniped home his 13th of the season, converting on a great read and feed from Anthony Mantha.
Wade Allison took an indirect off the boards and snapped it past Vanecek to restore his team’s lead. Allison batted home his second of the night to extend that lead. TJ Oshie with a fine tip-in on a Brenden Dillon shot to cut that lead in half. Sean Couturier empty netter.
Flyers beat Caps 4-2.
The Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers in a game that people tuned into for one reason, but I hope they stuck around for another.
TJ Oshie, in his first game back from bereavement, scored in the first and second periods. Nic Dowd deflected John Carlson’s shot to make it 3-0 before the third period, where Alexis Larenfriere cracked the shutout.
Then TJ Oshie, for his dad, completed the hat trick with an empty-net goal. Morgan Barron added one for the Rangers in the final minute and change.
Some corrupted bastardization of the Washington Capitals summoned an eldritch win over the New York Rangers on Monday night. In a hockey year that has been hockey weird, this game was downright spooky.
There were lot of goals from the shambolic revenants who think they still play Caps hockey. For starters, Nic Dowd scored a rush goal, and Conor Sheary added on with a nifty assist from Michael Raffl.
Mika Zibanejad ended the first period and began the second period with a pair of goals, as he always does against Washington. The Rangers took the lead off Kaapo Kakko’s stick, but Garnet Hathaway tied it up late.
Four minutes into the third period, Daniel Sprong pulled off some more elite moves to restore Washington’s lead. Our only good son Nicky Backstrom fended off two Rangers D to extend the lead. Tom Wilson added an empty-netter.
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